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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 153 AN ACT AUTHORIZING QUINCY COLLEGE TO ADOPT A SIX-YEAR TENURE SYSTEM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, during the first 3 years of a teacher's service at Quincy College, the teacher shall be deemed a nontenured teacher. A nontenured teacher shall be defined as and have such rights as a teacher without professional teacher status under chapter 71 of the General Laws.

A nontenured teacher shall be notified in writing on or before May 30 whenever such person is not to be employed for the following academic year. Unless the notice is given as provided in this section, a nontenured teacher shall be considered to be appointed for the following academic year.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a teacher who has served at Quincy College for the 3 previous consecutive academic years shall be considered to have achieved instructor status.

Instructors may be dismissed using the criteria and process for teachers with professional teacher status in section 42 of chapter 71 of the General Laws.

Instructors may be subject to nonrenewal at the end of their fourth, fifth or sixth consecutive academic years by notification in writing on or before May 30. Instructors shall not be nonrenewed except for good cause.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a teacher who has served at Quincy College for the 6 previous consecutive academic years shall be considered a professor and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges provided to teachers with professional teacher status in chapter 71 of the General Laws.

SECTION 4. This act shall apply only to those employees hired by Quincy College after the effective date of this act. Contract faculty who have been employed pursuant to annual appointments during the 3 school years preceding the effective date of this act shall not be considered new hires for purposes of this act.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved July 3, 2002.